Assassination of JFK - Anniversary coming in few days

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  1. Glock-O-Rican

    Glock-O-Rican

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    Seems like it was not that long ago, that I was sitting in Sally Beaton's English Class, one of our councilor namer Mr. Crawford came into class. Whispered something into Beaton Class. Beaton looked at class, said President Kennedy has been shot, sone we found out he did not make it. Novemeber 22, 1963, 57 years ago and some much is still classified.

    Many years later I got a book given to me, it was written by the chief of Barry Goldwater Security Detail, when Goldwater ran for, and was Repulbican Canidate for POTUS. Guy who credential as Spy, Law Enforcement Officer, Inventor were very great.

    https://www.amazon.com/Appointment-Dallas-Final-Solution-Assassination/dp/0786033150

    If any of you are interested in Kennedy killing, and want to read something good I suggest this.
     
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    DaveD Ex-Mod Moderator Millennium Member

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    I was getting off the bus and thought is was strange that my grandfather and mom were sitting in his car waiting for me. They told me what happened.

    I remember watching live when Ruby shot Oswald.
     
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    I wasn't on the Grassy Knoll.

    Can prove I was in a bar down the street the whole time.
     
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    Ramjet38 Mentally Frozen

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    I was in 5th grade math class and the principle called our teacher out in the hallway and he came back in and told us.
     
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    I was 5 years away from hitting ground....but this history event has always fascinated me!
     
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    Oswald shot him from the third floor of the book suppository building
     
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    Believe it or not I had paper route at 16, use to run it off my motorcycle. Remember Newspapers were tought to come by the day Kennedy was killed. After delivering my route, I had 50 extras. Think I sold em for a $1.00 each with newstand price of 10-15 CENTS. I had supply, and their was demand. Capitolism at work, even sold a few subscription some people could keep up on story.
     
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    I hadn't started school yet (5 years old). but can remember it a little bit. My mother says I was watching TV and came upstairs to tell her while she was doing the ironing after putting my little sisters (twins) down for a nap.
     
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    I was in Mrs. Hall's 4th grade class at Scenic Hills School in Memphis. She always had one of those transistor radios with an ear piece going. She suddenly started crying and told us what happened. She draped our little American flag with a black scarf and we went home fairly soon afterwards.

    Dad and Mom came home and we all watched Walter Cronkite for a long time.
     
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    Frame 313 of the Zapruder film, Kennedy was dead right there, no way he died later in the hospital. You don't get half your head blown off like a melon and still live. Been to the book building 6th floor and stood in the street at the X...easy shot to make for sure. Easier to make if you're left handed. Interesting theory about the first bullet hitting a streetlight...
     
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    ST BRUNO the nun came in told us to kneel and pray and had it over the intercom. which was a new thing.
    I thought are we being attacked now.
    five years later i was off to serve. It was sad week on the black and white T.V. watching John John saluting his dad. And he is even gone today. I have a signed 8x10 of President Kennedy. given to me from a Congressman Who my Mother worked for the year before. And actually did up a PT-109 MODEL. 0628d224726790ae.jpeg History a Haunting thing.
     
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    I was in my 3rd-grade class when the Principal announced it over the intercom. I used to remember his exact words but can't now. I think they let us out early but can't remember that for sure. I do very much remember watching Oswald get shot a couple of days later, live. My Dad said he heard two shots, but I guess it was an echo. We were so shocked and ashamed it happened in Texas.
    I have read many books on the assassination, but the one that finally convinced me of what really happened was CASE CLOSED by Gerald Posner. A good read if you are so inclined.
     
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    Was it worse when you found out President Lincoln got shot??
     
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    Ordered the Kindle version based upon your recommendation. Will get to it after I finish my current novel. Thanks.
     
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    I was in 10th grade typing class when the announcement came over the PA system that the president was killed. My teacher, Miss Holler, broke down and cried her eyes out. We'll never know for 100% certain what actually happened that day in Dallas.
     
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    Welcome back.. 9736ae890650ed46eb4cd40a6f8f35c6.jpg
     
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    We happened to be in Dallas this past March. Took a walk at night to the spot. Not how I pictured it. But powerful and moving.


    What's with the scooters littered all over the place? Sheesh!
     
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    I fully believe that. And he thought he was going to defect to Russia and live fat and happy for the rest of his life.
     
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